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Canada, China, USA58 minEnglish and various languages with English SubtitlesComedy, Dance, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, LGBTQ+ Filmmakers, Reel Asian Award Winner, Women Filmmakers
From the mundane to the spectacular, our characters in these five films pave their own paths as some take matters into their own hands, while others come across new points of understanding and acceptance. Includes winner of WIFT-T Film Award, Reel Asian 2020 LOLA'S WAKE.
USA202015 minEnglish, Pashto with English SubtitlesInternational Premiere Drama, Family, Open Captions, Women Filmmakers
Beautifully shot against visceral landscapes of New Mexico, Ayah is a 10-year-old refugee on her first camping trip who ends up finding connection to ancestral memory even in the most unfamiliar of places.
Sana A. Malik
Sana A. Malik is a Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker and journalist who has reported on immigration, detention, and gender since 2011. In 2017, she founded This is Worldtown, a platform that supports women of colour visual storytellers.
Canada202015 minEnglish, Tagalog with English Subtitles World PremiereDrama, Family, Family-friendly, Open Captions
Meticulously detailed and choreographed, director Kyle Credo delivers an authentic snapshot into Justin, a timid Filipino boy, and his afternoon.
Kyle Credo is a Filipino-Canadian director born and raised in Ontario. He has been practicing his craft since 2012 when he made his first short film, Scum at Centennial College.
Canada, China20203 minCantonese, Mandarin with English SubtitlesDocumentary, Family, Family-friendly, Open Captions
In this light, yet deeply moving short, Dva Liu returns home to Shaoguan with the wish of taking “couple portraits” with her aging grandfather.
Hao Cheng 程顥
Hao Cheng 程顥 is a commercial and documentary director who lives in Toronto. Influenced by his family background, Cheng developed a passion for photography and eventually developed his directing skills.
Canada2019 10 minEnglish, Tagalog with English SubtitlesWorld PremiereDrama, Family, Fantasy, LGBTQ+ Filmmakers, Reel Asian Award Winner, Women Filmmakers
Joelle is determined to uphold a Filipino tradition even if it means spending the night in a funeral home. Loosely based on the director’s own experiences.
WIFT-T Film Award, Reel Asian 2020
Tricia Hagoriles is an award-winning, Toronto-based filmmaker. Hagoriles was a resident of the 2019 Director’s Lab at the Canadian Film Centre and recipient of Inside Out + OUTtv Outspoken Documentary Fund for her upcoming work, The Archivist.
Canada2019 15 minEnglish, Cantonese, Mandarin with English SubtitlesToronto Premiere Drama, Family, Women Filmmakers
Accurately awkward, Rose attends a karaoke party and hears a voice louder than her own in this subtly nuanced take on navigating adulthood and finding independence.
San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2020
Natalie Murao is an award-winning filmmaker from Vancouver, Canada. Murao’s films draw from her Japanese-Canadian heritage and childhood experiences, which include themes of memory and the mundane.
Join us in conversation with directors and special guests in attendance! ASL interpretation will be made available thanks to Toronto Sign Language Interpreter Services. Ticket holders can watch on the CineSend Reel Asian portal.
November 13, 2020 at 1PM
A retired hitman, telephone counselor, Ronggeng dancer, and pug take the lead in these four cult-worthy shorts that are bound to make you question everything you thought you knew. Includes winners of Air Canada Short Film or Video Award, Reel Asian 2020 RECEIVER and RONG.
These six dynamic films touch upon art not solely as a creative practice for self expression but an integral force in making space, along with the responsibilities that come with it.
In a world that feels ever so divisive, these three documentaries take a closer look at what it means to create new pathways for community mobilizing, recognize shortcomings of identity markers, and acknowledge the solidarity work that remains undone.